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Managing your Boss by Christina Osborne

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Anticipating Needs

Show initiative, and save your boss time, by understanding how he works and anticipating his needs. When you brief your boss on a problem, present your solution at the same time. If your boss is part of the problem, try to give feedback constructively.

TIP

Think about what your boss needs to know and give frequent updates.

Knowing your boss

It is crucial to know your boss’s style of working and be clear how you will communicate with each other. Think about how he prefers to receive information and how frequently. Your boss may be happy with a series of quick meetings to address problems as the need arises. Or he may manage better with structured meetings, asking for an agenda in advance. Find out if your boss takes in ...

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